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Overview

Introduction to Norfolk, Massachusetts

Norfolk, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 12 miles SE of Framingham, Massachusetts and 21 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Boston metropolitan area.

Norfolk History

The area of Norfolk was initially a tract of land owned by King Philip. The first settlers arrived here in in 1793, but it started growing rapidly only after a local minister, Rev. David Avery, was forced to leave the neighboring town of Wrentham. Rev. Avery and his supporters moved to Norfolk, and many others followed soon. Norfolk was incorporated in 1870.

Norfolk and nearby Attractions

  • Massachusetts Correctional Institute Walpole
  • State Correctional Institute
  • Norfolk Grange Hall
  • Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Eagle Brook
  • Pine Grove Cemetery

Things To Do In Norfolk

Norfolk offers a wide range of entertainment and amusement facilities. You can spend a relaxing evening in this town by strolling along the riverside. Eagle Brook, Stony Brook, Miller Brook and the Mill River are some of nature's watery wonders in Norfolk that are perfect for fishing and sailing. The Kingfisher Pond is also an attractive destination for nature lovers.

Norfolk Transportation

Boston Logan International is the local major airport.

Norfolk Higher Education

Wellesley College offers higher education facilities.

People

Total Population 11,660
Male Share of the Population 59.8%
Female Share of the Population 40.2%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,828
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 54.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.4%
Median Earnings25+ $62,713
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $8,292
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,364

Wealth

Median Family Income $150,096
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 38 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 12.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 11.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,185
Median House Value $451,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0.3%
English 17.8%
Irish 26.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Norfolk Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles SE of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02056
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.119
Longitude -71.325

Norfolk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station BROCKTON
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Medfield 6,322 $131,759
Medway 13,069 $137,644
Millis 8,051 $113,728
Walpole 5,881 $107,136
Wrentham 11,287 $124,539

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Norfolk Public Libraries

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Norfolk Public Library
139 MAIN ST.
Norfolk, Massachusetts
(508) 528-3380
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